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Rise & Shine: Battle rages over Upper West Side charter school

  • Top DOE deputy Eric Nadelstern is retiring. (GothamSchools, Times, Daily News, WNYC, NY1)
  • A Bronx principal was fined for trying to grade teachers unfairly. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post)
  • Upper West Success charter school faces an uphill battle on the Upper West Side. (Times)
  • The city is struggling to address new concerns about the prevalence of PCBs in schools. (WNYC)
  • Explore Excel Charter School plans to give admissions preference to PS 114 students. (Daily News)
  • A Chinatown school has started a club to get students’ grandparents more involved. (Daily News)
  • The Post says that the TAPCo scandal means the principal should be scrapped, not Klein’s reforms.
  • Michelle Rhee: The feds should require states to give information about school quality. (Times)
  • The teacher suspended for blogging about her past as a sex worker has resigned. (Post)
  • Parents rallied outside Department of Education headquarters against school closures. (NY1)
  • In Harlem, opponents of a Success Academy are comparing the charter school to Hitler. (Daily News)
  • Image consultants say Cathie Black needs to act quickly to avoid being tarnished by her gaffes. (Crains)
  • Montclair, N.J.’s magnet school system could be threatened by budget cuts. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Arne Duncan said the next round of Race to the Top might be open to school districts only. (MPR)
  • Texas school districts are deciding how to use school buildings emptied by budget cuts. (Times)